Recognized as one of the nation’s leading nursing schools and DNP Programs, our Post-Master's DNP program delivers a world-class education that will help you stay on the forefront of the ever-changing health care landscape.
Our students come from all over the nation. Many continue working full-time and can successfully balance a rigorous doctoral program, demanding career, and family commitments. The program educates students to become forward-thinking health care leaders who can analyze situations from diverse perspectives and create effective solutions to most pressing challenges within populations and the healthcare system.
This program offers immersion experiences, engaging multi-modal content, and live class sessions. Students engage 1:1 with their faculty who are personally invested in their leadership development, scholarship endeavors and future success.
Suzanne L. Staebler DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Clinical Professor | Office of Academic Advancement
*Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with application questions.
Benefits of an Emory Post-Master's DNP
- Attend distance-friendly classes and complete coursework from anywhere in the U.S.
- Students can continue to work full-time while advancing their education and careers.
- Gain leadership skills that can be applied immediately.
- Network with faculty and peers in immersion experiences on-campus and online.
- Earn your DNP in as few as 4 semesters or up to 7semesters.
- Learn from our nationally renowned faculty.
- Join a community of more than 12,000 nursing alumni worldwide.
- MSN Degree in Nursing from an accredited College or University (APRN or Nursing Administration/Management)
- Unencumbered RN license in the state(s) in which you will be completing your clinical training/project
- Out of state students should check with their state board of nursing to confirm state authorization and State Board of Nursing requirements are met prior to enrollment.
- Nursing practice experience
- Verification of graduate clinical hours from MSN program
*Applicants who do not have APRN licensure/certification, or who earned fewer than 500 graduate level nursing clinical hours as part of their Master’s degree, will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Application for Admission
- $50 Application Fee
- Official transcripts from each school attended
- Curricula Vitae or resume
- Personal statement describing why you want to pursue a DNP degree, why you desire to attend the Emory DNP program, and your project interests for practice, process, or systems-based health and healthcare improvement (500 words)
- Professional references, one from program director (if graduated within the last 3yrs); one from previous faculty; one from current employer/physician collaborator
- Students with international nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework.
- Students with international transcripts for non-nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org) for previous non-nursing coursework.
- TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required if English is a second language. Read Emory University's accepted tests policy here.
Transcript Submission Process
Preferred method: Choose Emory University - School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to email@example.com.
If your school does not participate in the electronic transcript system or cannot email your transcripts then please have them mail a hard copy to:
Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
1520 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
*Please note that all courses and degrees in the application checklist must be verified by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs before they are marked as received. Please allow 2-4 weeks after all transcripts are received.
What are On-Campus Sessions?
On-Campus sessions, also called “Semester Saturdays,” will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. (EST). The format will be business conference style with students attending class in the NHWSN building. Attire will be business casual for students and agendas will include: DNP student presentations, group work and special interactive presentations with renowned guest speakers. On-campus sessions may also include advising as needed.
On-campus sessions will take place on the following days:
Saturday, July 10 (Virtual)
Saturday, September 18, 2021 *Location TBD
Saturday, October 23, 2021 *Location TBD
Saturday, February 5, 2022 *Location TBD
Saturday, March 19, 2022 *Location TBD
Saturday, July 9, 2022 *Location TBD
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Saturday, June 24, 2023
This is a hybrid program with both online and face to face interaction during every semester. Each Fall and Spring semester students and faculty will meet for two on-campus sessions. During the Summer semester, there is one on-campus session.
Distance Accessibility in Your State
Applicants to any of our distance-accessible courses/programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory is working toward developing a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia and those states identified, should contact their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance-accessible program.
Mission / Vision / Values
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, doctor of nursing practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Emory University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Financial Aid and Tuition
Updated December 9, 2020
Please see the estimated tuition costs for the 2020-2021 academic year. These estimated amounts are for both undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including BSN, ABSN, MN Pathway to MSN, MN, and MSN, and DNP programs. Opportunities to defray the cost of attendance through scholarships and financial aid are available.
Each program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has different tuition structures and billing patterns. Figures shown are for approximation purposes and should not be used in program comparison.
Policy Statement on Refunds
Refunds for Emory University students who are federal (Title IV) aid recipients will be prorated in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 and any related regulations.
- Traditional BSN: $26,535/semester ($2,211/hour)
- Distance ABSN: $1,608/hour
- MN Pathway to MSN: $23,130/semester ($1,928/hour)
- Pre-licensure Master of Nursing (MN): $22,810/semester ($1,901/hour)
- Master of Science in Nursing: $23,550/semester ($1,963/hour)
- Post Masters Certificate: $1,857/hour
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice: $20,050/semester ($1,671/hour)
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: $24,190/semester ($2,016/hour)